Brooklyn Center voters, who’d defeated eight straight school levies, finally passed one Tuesday.
The 513-196 yes vote means the school district will renew an existing levy of $337 per student that had been scheduled to expire at the end of the year. Other failed levies had asked voters for increases.
Turnout was low, not too surprising for a December school election. More than 10,000 voters turned for the city’s mayoral election in 2010.
UPDATE: As noted in the comments below, the comparison of the Brooklyn Center school district election and the Brooklyn Center school district election was not apples and apples. To show that the December single issue election had a relatively low turnout, it’s better to look at the November 2010 general election, when more than 2,000 people voted on an earlier school district levy vote, which was defeated.